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Metreon Festival Of Anime

By Guest (not verified) | Saturday, October 27, 2001 at 11:00am
Begins: October 27, 2001

Metreon-A Sony Entertainment Center in downtown San Francisco will host the first annual Metreon Festival of Anime the weekend of October 27-28 inside Metreon's Action Theatre attraction. The Metreon Festival of Anime will take place in conjunction with the Big Apple Anime Fest scheduled for the same weekend in New York City.

Throughout the two-day event, fans will have a chance to watch Sony Pictures' "The Making of Metropolis", Bandai Entertainment's "Love Hina" and the U.S. premiere of "G-Saviour", and ADV Film's "Princess Nine: First Inning" and

Festival Events

Angelus Awards Student Film Festival

By Guest (not verified) | Saturday, October 27, 2001 at 11:00am
Begins: October 27, 2001

The Angelus Awards recognize and showcase student films of uncommon artistic caliber which explore the complexity of the human condition with creativity, compassion and respect. Festival entries are open to all undergraduate and graduate film and video students. All genres are accepted (drama. comedy, animation, documentary and narrative). Top award is $10,000. The 2001 Angelus Awards will be held at the Directors Guild of America, Los Angeles, California. This year, the festival has received a record 275 submissions (26 animations), from 88 schools in 24 U.S.

April Events

The 16th Annual Gemini Awards

By Guest (not verified) | Saturday, October 27, 2001 at 11:00am
Begins: October 27, 2001

The Gemini Awards is the top honor in television from the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television. Programs eligible for this year's event must have aired between May 1, 2000 and April 30, 2001. The 1st entry deadline (March 8, 2001) is for programs aired between May 1 - August 31, 2000. The 2nd entry deadline (March 22, 2001) is for programs aired between September 1 - November 30, 2000. The 3rd entry deadline (April 5, 2001) is for programs aired between December 1, 2000 - April 30, 2001. The opening gala will take place on October 27, with the industry gala following on October 28.

Animation Events

Don Bluth's ToonUp Animation Seminar

By Guest (not verified) | Saturday, October 27, 2001 at 11:00am
Begins: October 27, 2001

The cornerstone to animation success is your ability to get your ideas onto paper, or onto the computer screen. Join Don Bluth and Gary Goldman at one of their in depth animation seminars in Toronto, September 15 - 16 or in San Francisco, October 27 - 28, 2001. Topics will include: Day 1: drawing, character design and animation; Day 2: storyboard, actiong and directing. There will be lots of demonstrations of how to get your skill level up. The 2-day seminar will be held from 10 am to 3 pm (lunch provided) and will be followed by Q&A's. Tuition is $400.

Film Events

The Art of Chuck Jones

By Guest (not verified) | Friday, October 26, 2001 at 11:00am
Begins: October 26, 2001

Friday evening preview from 6-9 PM, October 26. A reception for Linda Jones. Preview exceptional original production art, rare limited editions and unique works by the legendary film director, animator and creator, Chuck Jones. RSVP required 212-226-7374 or VIP@animazing.com. Saturday, October 27 The Art of Chuck Jones - Hosted by Linda Jones. Exhibit runs through December 2.

Anime Events

Big Apple Anime Fest

By Guest (not verified) | Friday, October 26, 2001 at 11:00am
Begins: October 26, 2001

Taking place over Halloween weekend - October 26 to 28, 2001 - at the Directors Guild of America Theater and other venues in mid-town Manhattan, the Big Apple Anime Fest considers itself the "Cannes Film Festival of the Anime Manga Culture," one of the hottest media trends among today's global youth.

Enjoy world premieres, historical retrospectives and the latest in anime and manga culture as dozens of stars, hundreds of industry execs, and thousands of fans hit the Big Apple for a riotous weekend of anime immersion and partying!

Animation Headline News

This Week At Animation World Magazine

Each week, Animation World Magazine offers new articles, special features and theme-based coverage of the art, craft and industry of animation. New this week:

- Nine And A Half Questions with Mike KazalehWill Ryan asks Mike Kazaleh slightly fewer than ten questions regarding getting started in Detroit, comic books and the benefits of working for hire.

- TV Review: Butt-Ugly Martians

Animation Headline News

Job Opportunities For Animators, Illustrators, Programmers, Instructors And More

BartSoft Inc., based in Mississauga, Ontario and specializing in flash animation, web design and multimedia programming is looking for a SALES REP/AGENT . . . Columbus, Ohio's Columbus College of Art & Design is looking for an ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF COMPUTER ANIMATION . . . Sherman Oaks, California's David Evans Center for Conflict Resolution is looking for a CARTOONIST to draw a comic strip . . . Manila, Philippine's ImagineAsia, Inc. is looking for a CG SUPERVISOR . . .Saint James, New York's Inky Dinky Animation Studios is looking for a 3D ARTIST AND ANIMATOR . . .

Awards Headline News

Billy West To Host 29th Annie Awards

The 29th Annual Annie Awards will take place on Saturday, November 10, 2001 at the beautifully restored Alex Theatre, 216 N. Brand Blvd. in Glendale, California. Voice actor Billy West will host this year's black-tie event. The festivities begin at 5:00 pm with a champagne reception in the theatre's courtyard. The awards ceremony follows at 7:00 pm.

Festival Headline News

British Film Takes Grand Prize At SAFO

The 2001 edition of the Ottawa International Student Animation Festival (SAFO) came to a close with the announcement of this year's winners. SAFO, the world's largest student animation festival, is held every other year in Ottawa, Canada. This year's festival ran from October 18 to October 21, 2001 and featured a variety of events,

Festival Events

The 18th Annual Chicago International Children's Film Festival (CICFF)

By Guest (not verified) | Thursday, October 25, 2001 at 11:00am
Begins: October 25, 2001

The Chicago International Children's Film Festival (CICFF) is an annual, competitive film festival presented by Facets Multi-Media, Inc. The event is the largest festival of children's films in North America. Last year's festival presented over 200 films and videos from 40 countries. An adult and children's jury will hand out awards for animated features and shorts. The festival also features a category for child-produced films.

Headline News

Greenlight And Berlin Animation Fund Finalize Rights Deal

Greenlight International, the international sales arm of Berlin-based Greenlight Media, has finalized a pan-Asian multi-rights deal with First Asia Resources Ltd. of Hong Kong for the first four animated series from the Berlin Animation Fund (BAF). The series in the deal are ADVENTURERS, MEADOWLANDS, BOBS BEACH and ACARIA. First Asia also has a first look agreement with Greenlight on all other animated properties for the next two years.

Animation Headline News

Timberwolf On The Web

Chuck Jones' Internet animated series TIMBERWOLF, had its world-premiere at the Ottawa Student Animation Festival, October 18-21, 2001. The show debuted on warnerbros.com on October 24, 2001. Created by legendary animation director Chuck Jones, and produced by Jones, Stephen Fossatti, Philip Vaughn and Jeff DeGrandis, TIMBERWOLF features laid-back Thomas Timber Wolf, whose unfortunate family history involves the tendency for trees to fall on his head at the utterance of his middle name.

Game Headline News

Shrek To Premiere On Xbox

TDK Mediactive, Inc.s new game SHREK for the Xbox video game system will be available in stores on Xbox launch day, November 15, 2001. SHREK for Xbox is being featured in the Xbox retail demo disk and brochure and on point of purchase displays that will be in stores through the holiday season. In the game, Shrek must face off with Merlin and travel to the fog-shrouded Dark Tower Fortress of Pure Evil. To clear the fog and gain access, Shrek must perform various good deeds across the Fairy Tale Lands.

Headline News

Phantom Overtakes Mummy As Top Selling DVD

Just one week after THE MUMMY RETURNS broke records as the fastest selling DVD of all time, here comes STAR WARS: EPISODE ONE THE PHANTOM MENACE. Selling a record 2.2 million copies in one week (besting MUMMYS 2 million sold), and setting a new first-week sales record, EPISODE ONE racked up approximately $45 million in sales. Fox Home Entertainment VP of marketing said that EPISODE ONE is on track to out-sell the biggest selling DVD of all time, GLADIATOR. However, THE PHANTOM MENACE is about to face two big green characters that may derail its plans for DVD sales domination.

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